Oxfordshire County Council and partners are excited to be developing something called Local Area Coordination in parts of the county. Chipping Norton will be one of the first places where we will be recruiting a ‘Local Area Coordinator’ dedicated to this area. We need help from local people to do this!
What is a Local Area Coordinator?
The Local Area Coordinator will be a paid worker who will be available to get to know local people and families, including those accessing services like health and social care.
The approach is designed to help people regain and maintain control of their lives, while staying strong, contributing, and connected members of their own communities.
It has been going for many years in other places. You can read more about it at www.lacnetwork.org.
Can you help recruit Chipping Norton’s Local Area Coordinator?
We are looking for local people to help recruit the Local Area Coordinator for Chipping Norton. The job role will be advertised on Monday 29th January, and we will be holding a community recruitment event on Tuesday 5th March at Chipping Norton Town Hall.
This will be a session where the people applying for the job get to meet you and other community members from your local area. You will get several minutes with each candidate to have an informal chat individually. The candidates will be asked to find out about you and what you think about your local area.
Support for everyone involved
Everyone who is involved in the community assessment session and the panel interviews as a community rep will be offered £10 per hour for their involvement (for adults, aged 18+). Any young person under the age of 18 will also receive payment in the form of a voucher.
Travel expenses can be claimed for mileage and public transport fares.
There will be refreshments provided for everyone.
If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more, please contact John Pearce or Jenny Cummings from Oxfordshire County Council on:
John.Pearce@Oxfordshire.gov.uk / 07775 824765
Jenny.Cummings@Oxfordshire.gov.uk / 07904 011762